How has President Obama policies affected you socioeconomically for better or worse?
Personally, I'm doing better than before, especially the past year or two, but I don't give credit or lay blame on "Obama". It seems everyone uses his name for everything
With the roll out of the exchanges in my state, I can now find more affordable insurance for my family. I am self-employed and had a 'pre-existing' condition they can no longer discriminate against me for. So, healthcare wise I am cautiously optimistic.
As for financially, I am a dogged and determined person and I consider myself quite resourceful. I learned a long time ago to never be loyal to companies that will downsize you in a heartbeat to save a nickel. I make my own way. Taxes are high - they've always been high. Everyone always blames the current sitting president for that no matter who it is, but it's the whole govt. that needs to be run more efficiently and that's been the case for decades now. Nothing new here I'm afraid.
Great answer ChristinS seems everyone does point the finger in numerous situations, although our current conditions are a mess, I still wouldn't want the job. It was already a mess 20 years ago,overinflated values, monopolizing, overspending,my2cents
Personally, I just want less government involvment in my life. I am not some radical. I just don't like losing my freedoms. I think anytime we are mandated by our govement to do something we lose some of the freedom of choice that we once enjoyed. Taxing someone because they cannot afford health care just does not seem like it makes sense. I know that many people would argue that new policies make it more affordable, but if you are living at your means already and don't have healthcare then you still cannot afford it. Yet, you will also be taxed for not being able to afford it in the first place. Just my two cents.
You can get a subsidy to cover the costs based on your income - so yes, you would still save money. When everyone is covered, and there is competition within the exchanges, rates become affordable.
CristinS, Sure, but who is picking up the tab on the subsidies? Taxpayers right?
the same people who pick up the tab when people end up in the ER and unable to pay the bill - the expenses get written off. This way will be less expensive over time and ensure everyone can be covered.
Yes taxpayers will be picking up the tab, seems to be obvious, if we can't balance the budget now, how will adding to the tab be an advantage? 2+2=4 and always has. again just a thought
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